This blog is mainly taken from my Great Grandfather's diary. In 2012 we are in the year 1915, after completing 1916 in 2010 and 1927 in 2011. 1915 is the year that my Great Uncle Norman was born. 1927 is the year that my Great Uncle Roger, was born. 1916 was the year that my grandmother, Annah Lee was born.

My Great-Grandfather's name was Bonnie Elmore and he worked as a clerk or secretary for the old Norfolk & Western Railroad, based in Roanoke, VA. Mary is his wife. Norman is their first born son. The Raines are Mary's parents. Skin is Bonnie's brother along with Jake.

Bonnie's work associates and friends are also mentioned quite a bit. Bonnie does a great job of blending everyday life in 1915 with the mention of some world and USA history as well. I do know from a quick glance ahead that 1915 is going to be quite different as Bonnie did not write quite as much.

After Bonnie's diary entry, I will occasionally make comments, maybe tell a little about life in 2012, possibly some current events, and some musing about the Christian faith.

Monday, September 20, 2010


On Wednesday, September 20, 1916 Bonnie Elmore wrote: Very Cool. Frost. Arose at 7:30. Rolled Norman to Mrs. Raines'. Went to station with court papers for Mr. Schick in Lynchburg. Went to Western Union and Dr. Payne's office. Ate lunch at Mrs. Raines' Talked to Skin and Blaine on street. Went over home at 8:00 p.m. and Everett, Blaine and I went down street. Met Skin, Everett and Blaine went to Elk's home. I came home 11 p.m. In 2010, being in Fire Inspector school and 2 jobs, plus a family means no time for adding comments. Just doing good to get Bonnie's entries posted.

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